930004 Migration and Gender

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 20.05.2015 Place course on memo list
930004
Migration and Gender
SE 2
5
weekly
annually
English

Have a good understanding of the gendered aspects of various forms of migration and diasporic experiences

Be familiar with a range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of migration and diaspora 

 

Despite historical trends, migration is often perceived as being a predominantly male phenomenon. However figures suggest that women have migrated in almost the same numbers as men. In order to understand the phenomenon of migration in all its complexity, in its various socio-cultural, political and economic dimensions, a more holistic approach is required. Any theory of migration must account for it in terms of 'race', sexuality, religion, and class. The seminar will focus on the gendered consequences of migration, whereby an understanding based on the gender dimension serves to further enhance the complexity of migration when we consider the multiple and heterogeneous backgrounds and experiences of migrants and the very complex nature of gender relations itself.

 

Close reading of texts, class presentations, class discussions

 

Class presentation, Term paper, oral exam 

Boyd, Monica/Grieco Elizabeth (2003): "Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory". http://www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?id=106

 

none with regard to previously finished courses.

Texts and class discussions will be in English, so English language proficiency is required

not applicable

Office hours: Prof. Dhawan: Tuesdays 14.30-15.30h

If there are any questions with regard to the gender-master, please contact Elisabeth Grabner-Niel, the coordinator of this master program:
elisabeth.grabner-niel@uibk.ac.at or gender-studies@uibk.ac.at

08.10.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Wed 2014-10-08
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-10-15
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-10-22
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-10-29
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-05
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-12
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-19
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-11-26
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-12-03
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2014-12-10
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2015-01-07
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2015-01-14
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2015-01-21
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free
Wed 2015-01-28
12.00 - 13.45 SR I (Theologie) SR I (Theologie) Barrier-free